It’s a reproduction of McKee Glass Company’s Bottoms Up shot glass. Neat, isn’t it? Any beverage poured into the glass definitely has to be consumed in one sip – no putting it down until then!
I didn’t know anything about it until after I bought it and tried to track down the piece’s history. Came across this interesting article from Real or Repro: Your Online Source for Identifying Fakes or Reproductions. Turns out that my piece does not have the requisite patent number and is a reproduction of the McKee pieces.
I often wonder where reproductions were made and how old they are.
Nonetheless I have a rich ruby red conversation piece!